икра

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Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *jьkrā, from Proto-Indo-European *ikʷ(e)r- (fish egg).

Noun[edit]

икра (ikraf

  1. roe (fish eggs)

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *jьkrā, from Proto-Indo-European *ikʷ(e)r- (fish egg).

Compare Proto-Indo-European to etymology of English roe (fish eggs).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

икра́ (ikráf inan (genitive икры́, nominative plural и́кры, genitive plural икр)

  1. (only singular) roe, spawn (of fish), also small eggs of frogs or other amphibia
    мета́ть икру́metátʹ ikrúto spawn
  2. (only singular) caviar (as food)
    зерни́стая икра́zernístaja ikrásoft caviar
    ке́товая икра́kétovaja ikráred caviar, ikra
    у́стричная икра́ústričnaja ikráspat
  3. (figuratively, only singular) paste (dish of mushrooms or vegetables minced into small particles)
    баклажа́нная икра́baklažánnaja ikráaubergine paste
    кабачко́вая икра́kabačkóvaja ikrámarrow paste
    грибна́я икра́gribnája ikrámushroom paste
  4. (usually in the plural) calf of the leg, (musculus gastrocnemius) gastrocnemius muscle
    игра́ть и́крами
    igrátʹ íkrami
    to repeatedly quickly tense and relax the calves of the legs
    (literally, “to play with the calves”)
  5. (obsolete) drifting ice floe (especially on a river)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ikra, *jьkrā, from Proto-Indo-European *ikʷ(e)r- (fish egg).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /îkra/
  • Hyphenation: и‧кра

Noun[edit]

и̏кра f (Latin spelling ȉkra)

  1. (uncountable) roe (fish)
  2. (uncountable) caviar

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